Sunday, December 02, 2007

A Higher Level of TV

The first season (or series as they say in the UK) of Torchwood just wrapped up on BBCAmerica and all I can say is: GODDAMN! Like a lot of what's on BBCAmerica and the BBC mothership Torchwood came across like it's from a higher plan of existence; it's clearly derived from some of our finest American TV shows of the last 10 years (NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and worse a spin-off (of Doctor Who) but it utterly transcended it's derivitives and mother show to be something amazingly substantial and occasionally profound. It could be alternately fun and sexy and then dark and existential... all within one episode, and after it's initial 13 episode run you really feel like you've been on a satisfying journey into some of the more intersting dark places of human existence that left me wanting more. Which is good because the second season (series) of Torchwood starts in January and even better for you folks because you get to catch up on Torchwood with 2 reruns a week starting next Saturday, so get those Tivo's and VCR's ready. You will not be disappointed. There really isn't anything on TV like it.

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